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Please RSVP for Your Song – Exciting Changes to Our Musical Lineup Announced

Music has inspired us to change the world!! On our Stonewall 50 festival cruise we are presenting a wonderful singer, Skip Potter from Barre Vermont, who has been singing and performing since he was a child, most recently playing the lead role in a production of The Mikado at the Unadilla Theater, and  on the keyboards, his wonderful accompanist Isaac James to sing and play some of the songs that made us cry and helped inspire us to make the gay revolution!

Be it Judy Garland,  (whose funeral happened the night before the Stonewall Riots) or Bette Midler, music was an important part of our growing consciousness and identity as an LGBT community … And so we sing!! as we end with a surprise sing-a-long at our closing cocktail party… you will be thrilled.

Tenor Skip Potter (left), and Pianist Isaac James (right)

Skip Potter, a tenor, was Music Director of the Brandon Baptist Church and is currently a sought after soloist, having both current and past  engagements performing  with The Vermont Symphony Orchestra, Vermont Philharmonic, Counterpoint, and  Solaris. Skip was also the featured soloist for the Mayapple Center for Arts and Humanities in Stanford, Ct. Classically trained, Skip has performed works by Vivaldi, Dietrich Buxtehude and Gounod; to name a few, and was recently the Tenor Soloist performing Shubert’s  Mass No.2 in G Major.

Skip Potter

Isaac James has performed Solo recitals, and with Chamber Orchestras on both Piano and Pipe Organ and has served as resident accompanist for community, symphonic and collegiate choral groups. He has also worked in very close collaboration with opera vocalist, Mezzo Soprano Evgeniya Krachmarova-Sotirov from Bulgaria and with violinist Dmitri Gastonovichkoff in Texas. Isaac made his Carnegie Hall debut in November of 2012. Isaac is the Director and Founder of the P. Owen Willaman International Piano Competition, which he named for his late friend and esteemed citizen of Watertown, New York.

Isaac James

Please join us for our opening cocktail party (right after we sail past the Statue of Liberty) on June 8th,   with  Women On A Roll and Pride of the Ocean’s tribute to Margarethe Cammermeyer followed by a few wonderful tunes by Skip and Issac. At our closing cocktail  party, Skip and Isaac will bring it all together as we return to the port of New York with a sing a long as Pride of the Ocean marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising aboard the Norwegian Dawn.   We are so pleased to be presenting Skip Potter and Isaac James!
We are in our final weeks of cabin sales, so click below to learn more. Many exciting discounts available!

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No Selfies Please…

Pride of the Ocean’s New Exclusive Photography Program for 2014
Kelly Burkhardt on Pride of the Ocean’s Skagway Alaska excursion in 2013 (credit Richard Davis)

Kelly Burkhardt on Pride of the Ocean’s Skagway Alaska excursion in 2013 (credit Richard Davis)

Pride of the Ocean’s cruise to Alaska in 2013 drew many ooh’s and ah’s for the stunning vistas and the even more stunning photography of our guests taken both on land and at sea during the voyage.

Geisha Cumberbatch

Geisha Cumberbatch

Don’t be forced to walk the plank, or worse yet ride the water slide, for not having your camera at the ready and missing those magic moments during your upcoming trip to Bermuda. Leave the photography to us!

In 2014, we will begin our new Pride of the Ocean Exclusive Photography Program, offering our guests a complimentary private web page with a set of your own exclusive personal photographs from the trip, taken by a professional photographer while on the cruise, as a souvenir of the trip. This is in addition to the great films, great people, great food, and great places that you experience as part of a Pride of the Ocean cruise.

Former Vice President of Operations at TLA Releasing and current film producer, Kelly A. Burkhardt, will be joining Pride of the Ocean’s New York to Bermuda cruise on June 1-8, 2014. In addition to her filmmaking skills, Kelly is also a professional photographer and will be Pride of the Ocean’s official photographer for 2014, ensuring that you are always camera ready.

We’d like to thank Richard Davis for capturing so many great memories as the official photographer for our 2013 cruise in Alaska. If you missed seeing Richard’s breathtaking photographs from Alaska, click here to see those, as well as photographs from our prior cruises.

Click here to learn more about our upcoming Bermuda Pride cruise and our Hawaiian Islands Coming Out Day cruise.

It’s all fabulous on Pride of the Ocean!HDR-Alaska-Photography-Horizontal

 

 

Posted in: 2014, Bermuda, Hawaii, NCL, On Board Events, shore excursion

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Alaska with an expert…

Traveling by cruise ship is always enhanced by quality shore excursions, giving travelers a feel for the ports of call. While the films, filmmakers and other honored guests are no doubt driving your interest in Pride of the Ocean, we know our destination is also a powerful draw – Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, Victoria… and of course, the magnificent Glacier Bay.PostcardsNo one knows the importance of the shore excursion like your fellow passenger, award-winning writer Randall Shirley, one of North America’s busiest freelance travel journalists! Over the next few weeks, travel to Randall’s blog and read his recommendations on shore excursions that will apply to many Alaska cruises. A Vancouver native who honeymooned in Alaska, he certainly knows the territory.

Randall-Shirley-Postcard Randall has been in the journalism field for 20 years, including roles as editor and travel editor of three national Canadian gay magazines, and appearing on TV and radio as an expert in gay travel, cruise travel, and theatre travel. He frequently writes for publications such as Travel+Leisure, The Boston Globe, The Dallas Morning News, Canada’s Calgary Herald and Up! inflight magazine.

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